The findings from Peddie Research for Q2 2018 are in and they show a bit of shrinkage, with the JPR reports, overall PC market decreasing 4.9%, and GPU shipments decreasing 1.5% when compared to Q2 2017. When you break it down into the three competitors you see AMD dropping 12.3%, NVIDIA shrinking 7% and Intel seeing an increase 3%. Intel's increase likely indicates lower cost systems which do not ship with a GPU but instead rely on Intel’s HD graphics. This is evidenced by the finding that discrete GPUs were in a mere 32.83% of PCs sold, dropping over 6% and actual discrete GPU sales were down almost 28% from last quarter.
There is a silver lining to this cloud as these sharp drops could very well indicate the end of the mining craze which has been driving GPU sales and prices higher recently.
"The PC market is showing more stabilization, and now seems to have shaken off the gold rush fever of crypto-mining, overall volume slipped, albeit with bright spots for the market here and there."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
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- Microsoft Announces Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the Next Free Major Update To Its Desktop OS @ Slashdot
- Intel 14nm chip supply shortfall to affect PC shipments for 2H18 @ DigiTimes
- TiPhone 11: Apple 'Gather Round' event scheduled for 12 September at Cupertino HQ @ The Inquirer
- Microsoft Removes Device Install Limits For Office 365 Subscribers @ Slashdot
- IFA: The best of the rest of the launches at the show @ The Inquirer